Shades of Change
Is a 70 minutes long dance production commissioned by China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA), Shandong Grand Theatre and Shandong Arts Academy (Jinan - China).
The choreography is a unique blend of Chinese traditional philosophy and contemporary modern dance.
'Shades of Change' is a dance performance inspired by the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang and the five elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) from the book 'Zhouyi' (Book of Changes). This, is an ancient Chinese divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics for studying the order and rhythm of nature of the universe.
The choreography explores the idea of "harmony" and reflects on Zhouyi's statement "Heaven and man are united as one to reach a state of balance". In the world of Yin Yang, five elements of Eight Trigrams represent a kind of revival of the everyday life in our lives. As the narrative of the dance unfolds, the audience goes on a journey between dream and reality and between conflict and harmony.
15th & 16th November 2019
Shandong Grand Theatre - Jinan (China)
1st November 2019 - 8pm
A4 -Space for Contemporary Culture - Bratislava (Slovakia)
29th October 2019 - 8pm
Artus Contemporary art studio - Budapest (Hungary)
Choreography - Annarita Mazzilli
Performers - Chao Li, Datong Xu, Quanjie Din, Qi Zhang, Xiankang Meng, Hongxin Wang
Music - Andy Higgs
Costume - Bo Yueyue
Lighting design - Zhang Tong, Li Rui, Du Gang
Company artistic director - Qui Xiaochen
Producers - Performance Infinity, Zhang Jiqiang, Zhang Li, Wang Long, Sun Haixiang, Zhang Pengju.
Photography - Zhu Gang, Meng Ao
Shandong Academy of Fine Arts
is a research centre for contemporary art in Shandong province, China, founded in 1954. The aim of the center is to support scientific research in the field of culture and art. Her work supports new talents, expands possibilities and promotes the artistic creation of various genres as well as the emergence of new artistic disciplines.
China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA)
is a government organisation founded in 1957 under the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Its role is to promote and sponsor cultural exchange between China and other countries in order to introduce artistic organisations from other countries in China and vice versa to Chinese artists abroad and also to promote international cooperation.o edit.
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